Cathy
Devoted October 2019

First Wifely Mess-up

Cathy, on October 23, 2019 at 11:15 AM Posted in Married Life 1 11
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Ugh. So, I've been married for a week, and was doing laundry. I put a load of light clothes in and made sure to do it on the delicate cycle because my husband had his nice shirts in there. Well, there was something in the washing machine (maybe in a pocket? I don't know), because when I threw them into the dryer, there were yellow splotches all over everything--including his favorite shirt that he had bought for the wedding!
Unfortunately, he was the one who came home from work first, unloaded the dryer and saw this. All he had to say was, "Oh, Cathy. It's ruined." (I felt really bad).
So, like a good wife, I promptly raided his email box to find the original order for his shirt, then reordered the same shirt. It was the least I could do to atone for my screw up--that, or just stay away from the laundry machine!
We looked through everything and could not find what could have possibly ruined the shirt.


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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle
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    That's ok Smiley smile it's nice of you to get him another one
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  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra
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    I've had some detergents leave weird stains on clothing! It's nice of you to make it right! I accidentally broke a cup that H had before we got engaged. It was a rocks glass from his college that he used as the toothbrush holder and I was cleaning the bathroom and somehow when I wiped i knocked it off into the toilet. I felt so so so bad about it. It took a while to get the replacement ordered but it made me feel a little better.
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  • Megan
    Expert October 2019
    Megan
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    I washed our sons baby backpack (our sitter didnt put the lid on his cup right) and I threw in a pair of my husbands work pants. I missed a tube of butt cream and it spread EVERYWHERE! I had to wash the washer afterward... and order him more pants. It happens. 馃ぃ
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  • MrsJackson
    Super October 2018
    MrsJackson
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    I accidentally broke half of my husband's shot glass collection that he started when he was back in the Marines. I felt so terrible, but he told me it was fine.

    I'm sure your husband will greatly appreciate buying him a new shirt Smiley smile

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  • mrsanda
    VIP March 2017
    mrsanda
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    Maybe it was the softener, I have had that happen before馃お. How kind of you to get him another!
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  • Cathy
    Devoted October 2019
    Cathy
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    I'm going to have to run a "blank wash" to kind of purify the washer. I am now worried that whatever it was might still be stuck in there.

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    At least you made things right! We all make those mistakes, but it's okay Smiley smile

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  • mrsanda
    VIP March 2017
    mrsanda
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    That鈥檚 a good plan!
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  • M
    Savvy May 2020
    Michelle
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    My FH had a habit of leaving chapstick tucked in little coin pockets in jeans or cargo pockets on shorts. It took me a few loads of ruined, grease-stained clothes to realize I needed a thorough pocket-check every time lol! He's been good about it for a couple years now, but I'm still always on guard!
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  • Nicole
    Super September 2020
    Nicole
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    That's the worst, I feel like weird things happen in washers beyond our control. We have clothes coming undone at the seams and random holes showing up.


    It was really nice of you to get him a new one!

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  • Monique
    Rockstar December 2019
    Monique
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    That鈥檚 sweet of you to get him another. These things happen and will continue to I鈥檓 sure. All you can do is accept each other鈥檚 faults. Smiley smile
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